Benefits & Wellness

Benefits Overview

Southern State Community College strives to provide affordable coverage options to meet the needs of you and your family. Core benefits include health, vision, dental insurance, prescription drug benefits, employee and dependent life insurance, and health savings/reimbursement options. Health and dependent day care flexible spending accounts are also available.

Generous paid time off benefits including sick leave, vacation leave, and personal time.

Retirement benefits include access to the State of Ohio pension plans (OPERS & STRS), and an alternative plan through Voya. See the retirement section for more details.

The College has partnered with Enrollment Management Services (EMS) to assist you in comparing your College sponsored benefits with those available to you outside of the College's Plan.

Enrollment Management Services (EMS)

Enrollment Management Services (EMS) is a benefit partner of the College!

Their team is available to help our employees and their families understand and work through healthcare options that may be available outside of our group health insurance plan. While every situation is different, EMS has successfully helped many SSCC employees find ways to make health insurance work better for them and their families.

Examples of how EMS has helped SSCC employees:

  • Assisted employees and spouses turning 65 to find the best Medicare plan (and enroll)
  • Assisted employees whose spouses work at other organizations determine which insurance plan offered the best coverage for the family
  • Assisted employees whose child was aging off the plan to find a health care plan appropriate for them

Southern State Community College Account Manager Tracy Barnes and Medicare Specialist Kim Stokes are ready to help! If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to Tracy directly to see if there are any opportunities for EMS to help you and your family with your health insurance needs. She can be reached at:

For questions regarding benefits, please email the Human Resources Department at